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As Voted by Bob Glauber

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Los Angeles Rams (12)5-03841
2Kansas City Chiefs5-03722
3New England Patriots3-23457
4New Orleans Saints4-13484
5Chicago Bears3-12988
6Cincinnati Bengals4-13336
7Jacksonville Jaguars3-23063
8Carolina Panthers3-13229
9Pittsburgh Steelers2-2-125019
10Minnesota Vikings2-2-127714
11Los Angeles Chargers3-226017
12Philadelphia Eagles2-322112
13Green Bay Packers2-2-122811
14Baltimore Ravens3-22735
15Tennessee Titans3-223410
16Miami Dolphins3-217615
17Seattle Seahawks2-316918
18Detroit Lions2-316424
19Cleveland Browns2-2-118723
20Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-213122
21Washington Redskins2-217413
22Atlanta Falcons1-49220
23Houston Texans2-315626
24Dallas Cowboys2-313021
25New York Jets2-311429
26Buffalo Bills2-39430
27Denver Broncos2-310316
28Arizona Cardinals1-43832
29San Francisco 49ers1-41931
30New York Giants1-46627
31Indianapolis Colts1-45025
32Oakland Raiders1-42227

Bob Glauber

Has been Newsday's NFL columnist since 1992 and has covered the NFL since 1985, when he was a Giants beat reporter for Gannett Westchester-Rockland Newspapers.

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Poll Methodology

The AP Pro32 is determined by a simple points system based on how each voter ranks the NFL's 32 teams. A team receives 32 points for each first place vote, 31 for second place and so on through to the 32nd team, which receives one point. The rankings are set by listing the teams' point totals from highest to lowest. The mathematical formula is the same as the one used for the AP Top 25 rankings for college football, men's basketball and women's basketball.

History of the Poll

The Associated Press began the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings in 2012. A national panel of 12 voters will participate in the selection process this year. Each voter is among the 50 sports writers and broadcasters who choose the NFL's individual awards at the end of the season. All of the voters have an extensive background in covering the NFL. Some of them — Tony Dungy and Herm Edwards — played and coached in the league. Others — Jim Miller — played in the league. Each week beginning on Sept. 3, AP Pro32 will be updated and comments from some of the voters will be included in a story that accompanies the latest team rankings. In addition, a link to the will be included at the bottom of AP stories throughout the preseason and regular season.